Technical Textile Coating
Latro's Technical Textile Coating Solutions
Latro offers various technical coating solutions to enhance the performance of textile products. These coatings can improve properties such as the textile's waterproofness, durability, or abrasion resistance.
Benefits of Technical Textile Coating
Technical textile coatings extend the life of textile products and enhance their usage properties. For instance, a coating can make the textile more resistant to water or other liquids, or make it more durable against wear.
Applications of Technical Textile Coating
Technical textile coatings are used in various sectors. This can range from the production of products like outdoor clothing or industrial work clothes, to the production of items like car seats or tents.
Silicone Printing Solutions for Technical Textiles
Silicone printing is a technique used to add a pattern or logo to the surface of technical textiles. Silicone is a popular choice for such applications due to its durability and flexibility.
How Technical Textile Coating Works
Technical textile coating typically involves the application of a coating material onto the textile surface and then heating this material to dry. This process results in the textile having different properties, such as being waterproof or resistant to wear.
- Direct Coating: Direct coating is a method used to spread a liquid polymer coating onto textile using a blade or fixed knife. This method is ideal for applications such as airbags, gaskets, inflatable products, waterproof products, parachutes, and power transmission belt fabrics. Airbags are commonly coated with ELASTOSIL silicone rubber coatings to enhance and maintain their functional reliability. WACKER has developed innovative liquid silicone rubber grades specifically for new types of airbags. Nylon and polyester are often preferred materials for airbags due to their lightweight and high strength properties.
- Immersion Coating: Immersion coating involves immersing a fabric into a liquid polymer bath and then passing it through rollers to remove excess polymer. This method can apply coatings to both sides of the fabric in one pass. Immersion coating is commonly used in applications such as power transmission belts, tires, and aerospace heat shields. It can improve durability by applying antistatic and water-resistant coatings.
- Direct Roll Coating: Direct roll coating uses an engraved roller or direct roll to spread a liquid polymer coating onto textile. This method is suitable for high-viscosity liquids, such as rubber coatings. Direct roll coating coats only one side of the fabric, but double-passing covers both sides. It is often used in applications such as gasket materials and outer wrappings or backings for transmission belts.
- Transfer Coating: Transfer coating involves spreading a resin coating onto transfer paper and then laminating it onto textile. This method is suitable for open fabrics that prevent coatings from flowing through. Transfer coating can produce thermal protection systems and synthetic leathers.
- Heat Lamination: Heat lamination utilizes heated rollers to laminate extruded or blown films onto fabric. This method creates weldable and air-holding fabrics, among others. Heat lamination works on a variety of fabrics, including open scrims, knits, nonwovens, and heavy woven materials. It allows polymer films to be applied to either one or both sides of the fabric in a single pass. Heat lamination has uses in industries such as aerospace/defense, medical, and recreation.
- Adhesive Lamination: Adhesive lamination involves using an adhesive coating to bond multiple substrates such as foil, paper, or film for optimal performance properties. It is used in various applications, from simple snack packaging to demanding applications like hard-to-hold chemicals and retort applications. Adhesive laminations can also be custom-designed for the medical and pharmaceutical markets with compliant structures.
These coating methods are selected based on the specific properties and functions of the materials used in different applications. The specific coating materials used for applications like airbags and power transmission belts are not specified in the provided information.